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recollected

[rek-uh-lek-tid] /ˌrɛk əˈlɛk tɪd/
adjective
1.
calm; composed.
2.
remembered; recalled.
3.
characterized by or given to contemplation.
Origin of recollected
1620-1630
1620-30; recollect, re-collect + -ed2
Related forms
recollectedly, adverb
recollectedness, noun
unrecollected, adjective

re-collect

[ree-kuh-lekt] /ˌri kəˈlɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to collect, gather, or assemble again (something scattered).
2.
to rally (one's faculties, powers, spirits, etc.); recover or compose (oneself).
Origin
1605-15
Can be confused
re-collect, recollect.

recollect

[rek-uh-lekt] /ˌrɛk əˈlɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to recall to mind; recover knowledge of by memory; remember.
2.
to absorb (oneself) in spiritual meditation, especially during prayer.
verb (used without object)
3.
to have a recollection; remember.
Origin
1550-60; < Medieval Latin recollēctus, past participle of recolligere to remember, recollect (Latin: to gather up again); see re-, collect1
Related forms
recollective, adjective
recollectively, adverb
recollectiveness, noun
misrecollect, verb
nonrecollective, adjective
self-recollective, adjective
unrecollective, adjective
Can be confused
re-collect, recollect.
Antonyms
1. forget.
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Examples from the Web for recollected
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  • The countenance, the manners and the recollected words of Barnardine, when he had spoken of her aunt, confirmed her worst fears.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho Ann Radcliffe
  • Then I recollected that Carmen had often told me that she would like to lie buried in a wood.

    Carmen Prosper Merimee
  • That little boat felt like a toy at the will of the winds and waves, till one recollected who held the storm in His hand.'

    The Heir of Redclyffe Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Amyas now recollected the strange roaring which had followed them.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8 Charles H. Sylvester
  • The doctor now recollected what had passed with Booth, and perceived he had made a mistake of one colonel for another.

    Amelia Henry Fielding
  • As she spoke I recollected the child perfectly at Elsmere's class.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • My hand slid into my pocket involuntarily; then I recollected that I was not in Britain, and withdrew it again carelessly.

    In Search of El Dorado Alexander MacDonald
  • Still, Owen recollected that unless water was found they must perish.

    Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs William H. G. Kingston
  • Nacional recollected with indignation the schemes and outrages of the opposition to bring about this neglect of civic duty.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
British Dictionary definitions for recollected

recollect

/ˌrɛkəˈlɛkt/
verb
1.
(when transitive, often takes a clause as object) to recall from memory; remember
Derived Forms
recollective, adjective
recollectively, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin recolligere to gather again, from re- + colligere to collect1
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Word Origin and History for recollected

re-collect

v.

"to collect or gather again," c.1600, from re- + collect (v.). Earlier simply "to collect" (1510s). Related: Re-collected; re-collecting.

recollect

v.

"remember, recover knowledge of," 1550s, from Latin recollectus, past participle of recolligere, literally "to collect again," from re- "again" (see re-) + colligere "gather" (see collect). Related: Recollected; recollecting. The pronunciation is based on recollection.

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